Bilingual and multilingual display profiles

Each term entry can contain terms and descriptions for many languages. It is difficult and not often useful to display all of this information at the same time. Display profiles are a way of restricting the display of information to make it more relevant to the current needs of the user.

Preconditions: You have navigated from the Club Cycom "Welcome" screen to the top level screen of the "Term entry display" tool. You have opened an existing term collection which contains terms in many languages (you can download and use this sample collection "hci.zip"). The term entry identifiers and terms are visible in the top level term entry display screen.

  1. You are viewing the top level term entry display screen and the profile has specified a monolingual english display. At the moment your screen will look as shown below.

  2. Press the "Profile" button. This will bring up the profile editor screen. Choose "Bilingual ..." from the combo box labeled "Display format" and type in "es" in the editable combo box labeled "Second language". Your screen will look as shown below.

  3. Press the "OK" button. This will return you to the top level term entry display screen which will now show both the english and spanish language sets of the term entry as shown below.

  4. A german to italian translator might want to see just those 2 languages. She/He can bring up the profile screen again and type "de" and "it" into the first and second language combo boxes and press "OK" to obtain the display shown below.

  5. A terminologist may want to see detailed information in german but the most summary term information for every other language. Press the "Profile" button. This will bring up the profile editor screen. Choose "Multilingual asymetric ..." as the value for the combo box labelled "Display format". Your screen will now look as shown below.

  6. Press the "OK" button. This will return you to the top level term entry display screen which will now be showing many languages (terms are prefixed by the language code to distinguish them) as shown below.

  7. The terminologist may wish to then view more detail on the french language set and so might point the screen pointer to the "fr" text and click the right-most mouse button and select "Edit lang set (fr) of term entry (...)" (as there may be many other french synonyms not shown). If they want more detail on the most preferred french term "souris", then there is also a context sensitive menu option "Edit term (souris) " that they might use. These menus are as shown below.

Congratulations! You have now adjusted the display profile to shown the information most relevant to your current interest, be it monolingual, bilingual or multilingual.

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